Brief profiles of recent speakers at nscience seminars & workshops: in chronological order
Dr Stella Acquarone Dr Stella Acquarone is a leading pioneer in the emerging field of infant-parent psychotherapy. She is the Founder and the Principal of the Parent Infant Clinic and of the School of Infant Mental Health in London. A practising Adult and Child Psychotherapist, Dr Acquarone has worked in the NHS for 32 years. She has maintained a career-long interest in finding and developing clinical strategies for treating social and communication disorders from birth. She has developed a Scale for Alarm Signals of Emotional Disturbance, and has developed a unique Intensive Infant Family Program called Re-Start, for the treatment of small children with autistic behaviours. She lectures and teaches internationally on all aspects of infant-parent development and psychotherapy and is the author of: Infant-Parent Psychotherapy, A Handbook (Karnac) and Signs of Autism, Recognition and Early Intervention (Karnac). Professor Lynne Murray Professor Lynne Murray is the co-author of “Postpartum depression and child development, Guildford Press, 2000’ and is a recognised expert in the area of PND. At the University of Reading, she leads research across multiple areas (as a team member of the Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience research group). These areas include the development and treatment of child anxiety disorders, intervention for chronic postpartum depression and interventions for improving child cognitive and socio-emotional development in the developing world. She has published extensively on her areas of interest and has more than 80 research papers to her credit. Dr Christopher Clulow Dr Christopher Clulow is a Senior Fellow of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London, where he works as a visiting lecturer and researcher. He has published extensively on marriage, partnerships, parenthood and couple psychotherapy, most recently from an attachment perspective. His edited books include Adult Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy: The Secure Base in Practice and Research (Brunner-Routledge, 2001) and Attachment, Sex and Couple Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Karnac, 2009). He is a member of the editorial board for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis and an international editorial consultant for Sexual and Relationship Therapy. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Social Policy, Dartington, and a registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Dr Aida Alayarian Dr Aida Alayarian is a clinical psychologist, child psychotherapist since 1986, and adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist since 1998. She has a Masters in Medical Anthropology and Intercultural Psychotherapy, with a background in Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, an Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society; and a member of the UKCP Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis. Aida is the co-founder and current Clinical Director of the Refugee Therapy Centre. She specialises in working with traumatised people and has worked with families and children in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural settings in both statutory and voluntary sectors. Aida has written widely on these subjects and is the author of: ‘Trauma, Torture and Dissociation; A Psychoanalytic view’ (2011), ‘Resilience, suffering and Creativity – The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre’ (2007) and ‘Psychological consequences of Denial; the Armenian genocide’ (2008). Aida is the winner of the Women in Public Life awards in 2009; her work was awarded by Centre of Social Justice in 2010 and in 2011 by London Educational Partnership. Dr Felicity de Zulueta Dr Felicity de Zulueta is Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Traumatic Studies at Kings College London. She is a Group Analyst and Systemic Family Therapist and has published papers on the subjects of PTSD, BPD and dissociative disorders from an attachment perspective. She developed and headed the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital which specialises in the treatment of people suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder including borderline personality and dissociative disorders. Dr Zulueta is the author of the book From Pain to Violence; the traumatic roots of destructiveness (2nd updated edition published by John Wiley and Sons, March 2006). She is a founder member of WAVE, the International Attachment Network and the Mindful Policy Group. She works as a free-lance consultant psychotherapist with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, systemic family therapy, group analysis, EMDR and Lifespan Integration. Dr Lindsay Peer Educational & Chartered Psychologist, Speaker, Author & Expert Witness, Dr Lindsay Peer is widely recognised as an expert in the range of specific learning difficulties, SEN & mainstream education. In 2002 she was appointed CBE for services to Education & Dyslexia. She was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Academic Achievement Award by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) in 2011. She has lectured extensively as keynote speaker internationally since the late 1980s & advises governments, trades unions, policy makers, lawyers, schools, psychologists & parents. Lindsay is an Associate Fellow & Chartered Scientist of the British Psychological Society & a Fellow of both the International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities & the Royal Society of Arts. She is a member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice & of the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH). She is registered to practice with the Health and Care Professions Council. Lindsay held the posts of Education Director & Deputy CEO of the BDA until 2003. She has many years’ experience as a teacher, teacher trainer & SENCo. She has published a considerable body of material both theoretical & practical & published the first groundbreaking book linking ‘Glue Ear’ with Dyslexia. Dr Gwen Adshead Dr Gwen Adshead is a psychotherapist, group analyst and forensic psychiatrist. She trained as a psychiatrist, and then as a forensic psychiatrist after completing a master’s Degree in medical law and ethics at King’s College, London. She was lecturer in victimology at the Institute of Psychiatry, where she studied interpersonal trauma and its effects; then trained as a psychotherapist, with a particular interest in attachment theory. She first started work at Broadmoor Hospital as a senior psychiatric trainee in 1990; and over the last twenty years has worked as a responsible clinician, as well as a consultant psychotherapist. Her research interests include moral reasoning in psychopaths and antisocial men; the attachment narratives of abusive mothers; and how psychotherapies work with violent people. Gwen has published over 100 papers, book chapters and commissioned papers; co-edited three books and is working on three more. Gwen’s principle training is group dynamic; but she also has experience of cognitive approaches to therapy, DBT, and mentalisation based therapies. Professor Linda Gask Linda Gask is Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, and works as an honorary consultant psychiatrist in Salford supervising a primary care mental health team providing a Step 2 IAPT service. She was a co-founder of the STORM suicide prevention initiative, and has extensive experience of training health professionals in practical mental health skills in different parts of the world. Professor Cecilia Essau Professor Cecilia Essau has held a number of academic positions in Canadian, Austrian, and German universities before joining Roehampton University in 2004 as a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology. At Roehampton, she is also the Director of Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW). She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is the author of 180 articles, and is the author/editor of 14 books in the area of youth mental health. She has delivered 20 keynote addresses in major national and international conferences, and over 50 invited lectures in 15 countries. Professor Alessandra Lemma Professor Alessandra Lemma is Unit Director, Psychological Therapies Development Unit, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead, Psychosocial Interventions Research Centre (PIRC), at UCL. She is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a psychoanalyst. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Honorary Professor of Psychological Therapies in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Essex University and Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, UCL. Along with Mary Target and Peter Fonagy she has developed a brief (16 sessions) psychodynamic therapy for depression and anxiety, which is currently being rolled out in IAPT services. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Applications, Theory and Research (Routledge), the Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge) and the incoming Regional Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has published several books and papers on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, the body and trauma. Dr Joanne Stubley Joanne Stubley is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic. She leads the adult section of Tavistock Trauma Service, and has experience of working with individuals, groups and organisations who have experienced trauma. She is actively involved in teaching and training in this field, with a particular interest in complex trauma. Dr Stubley is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Society. Lionel Bailly Lionel Bailly, MRCPsych, a Psychoanalyst and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychoanalysis at UCL and Consultant Psychiatrist (North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust). He is in charge of teaching the 'Lacan' units in the MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies and psychoanalytic developmental psychopathology in the MSc in Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience (in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre and the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine). Dr Linda Young Dr Linda Young is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst working in the Adult and Adolescent Departments of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She has a range of special interests and experience including working with the aftermath of trauma. She leads the adolescent and young adult arm of the Tavistock Trauma Service and runs a one year part time course entitled "Understanding Trauma". Dr Stephen Briggs Dr Stephen Briggs is Associate Dean and Consultant Social Worker in the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation and Professor and Director of the Centre for Social Work Research, Tavistock/University of East London. He has researched and written widely on infant and adolescent mental health, and suicidality, including Growth and Risk in Infancy (Jessica Kingsley 1997), Working with Adolescents and Young Adults; a contemporary psychodynamic approach (Palgrave 2008 2nd edition) and, edited with Alessandra Lemma and William Crouch, Relating to Self-harm and Suicide; psychoanalytic perspectives on practice, theory and prevention (Routledge 2008). His main current clinical interest is applying a psychodynamic model of time-limited psychotherapy for young people in the Adolescent Department, and he directs a course for professionals, ‘Relating to self-harm and suicide in adolescents and young adults’ Professor Paul Bebbington Paul Bebbington is Emeritus Professor, Social & Community Psychiatry at the UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences. His research focuses on social causes & concomitants of depression & schizophrenia, cognitive behaviour therapy and health service research. Over the last few years, his main research activity has been within mental health service, and in using psychological treatments to test psychological theories of psychosis. He is the author of Living with Mental Illness (Souvenir Press, 2005) and has more than 500 publications to his credit. Dr Sarah White Dr Sarah White is an independent Research Fellow funded by the British Academy and based at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, part of University College London. Her research focuses on cognitive heterogeneity and individual differences in the autism spectrum, the neural basis of this heterogeneity and how this relates to compensation, behaviour and symptoms. At the cognitive level, she mostly studies theory of mind, central coherence, executive function and the relationship between these domains. Amongst her ground-breaking publications is Can autistic children predict behaviour by social stereotypes? (Current Biology, 2007)

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